As legalization of cannabis grows throughout the country, “How should I dose cannabis?” is a common question. Now that it’s been legalized in your area, you may be interested in jumping on the cannabis party bus and heading to the nearest Massachusetts cannabis dispensary.
For many new cannabis users, deciding what cannabis products to buy can be overwhelming. So before you jump into the deep end of the cannabis pool, here are a few factors to consider when determining your dosage.
- Your anatomy
- Your bodyweight
- Your tolerance
- Various cannabinoid ratios
- Different forms of cannabis
To help you navigate the cannabis arena, we’ll break down the forms of cannabis and dosage options available to you.
How Should I Dose Cannabis
When beginning your foray into the cannabis community, it’s always a good idea to start with a small dosage and work your way up, since too much too fast can result in some unpleasant side effects.
General Cannabis Dosage Guidelines
1-2.5 mg: This dosage is perfect for microdosers and novice cannabis users. Microdosing is a great way to test your tolerance without getting an intoxicating high while still benefiting from some symptom relief.
2.5-15 mg: You can expect to feel a mild high and stronger symptom relief at this dosage.
15- 30 mg: This dosage range will likely intoxicate and impair your coordination. This dosage is recommended for experienced cannabis users with a higher tolerance.
30- 50 mg: You are likely to experience an overwhelming high at this dosage. You should only attempt this milligram range if you have a very high THC tolerance.
50- 100 mg: You are likely to experience some adverse physical effects and an overwhelming high at this dosage range. Some adverse effects include increased heart rate, hallucinations, and altered perception.
How Do I Dose Flower?
Flower is the most common form of cannabis. The dosage will vary based on the strength of the strain and the size of the hit you take. Expect to start feeling the effects around 10 minutes after the first hit.
How Do I Dose Edibles?
Edibles are foods infused with THC. It is very easy to dose with edibles because you know the exact THC milligram in each edible. However, expect to wait up to 2 hours to feel the effects because it takes your body longer to process the THC via the digestive system as opposed to the lungs.
How Do I Dose Concentrates?
A concentrate is when the cannabinoid containing trichomes have been extracted from the plant. Concentrates are usually smoked via dab rig or vaporizer. You only need a small “dab” to feel the full effects of a concentrate. Expect to feel the effects within 10 minutes.
How Do I Dose Topicals?
Topicals are not known to cause a high because THC is difficult to absorb through the skin. More research is needed to determine the effects of topical THC use
How Campfire Cannabis Can Help You
Still have questions? Our cannabis dispensary near Worcester has professional budtenders to help you find the perfect product and dosage to meet your needs.